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Knight Port and Rail

If you are looking for a schedule that keeps you closer to home, port and rail might be the ideal choice. As a Knight Port Driving Associate, you will generally be no more than a day’s trip from home. Ports are open for specific hours Monday through Friday, so our drivers often get time off on the weekends.

Why Knight Port and Rail


Lots of Miles and Great Pay


Fewer Drivers to Dispatchers


Flexible Hometime Options


Average Truck Age of Less than 2 Years

Pay, Insurance, and Benefits




Pay for port trucking jobs varies based on driver location and miles. Miles are calculated from shipment origination (including required pickups or deliveries) to final delivery.

  • Single-source dispatch
  • Open-door policy
  • Co-workers that know you by name
  • Free preventative care
  • Medical, dental, vision & life
  • 401(k) plus company match
  • Paid vacation

Excellent Equipment




Knight’s port and rail fleet uses Volvo VN670s, International ProStars and Peterbilt 387s. Our modern fleet comes equipped with:

  • Innovative anti-theft technology
  • Qualcomm systems for communications
  • Diesel-powered cab heaters
  • Greatest fuel efficiency in the industry
  • Advanced electronic roll stability systems
  • Plenty of cab room
  • Ergonomics for better driver sight lines

Learn more about Knight Port and Rail jobs. 
Call us at 1-888-4KNIGHT

What Our Drivers Think

I appreciate that I am taken care of at Knight. The people are people – I’m not just a number and the dispatchers aren’t just a dispatcher. I work for the best team in the business.

- Dave O’Connell, Driver - Southern California

Knight has been the best company for me overall. They provide good miles, are easy to communicate with, and it gets better and better.

– Russ Melich, Dry Van Driver - Columbus, OH

I didn’t know what a fun and exciting ride it would be with Knight. Knight provided a career for me with the best equipment and support group. I am blessed.

- Mark Farkas, Driver since 1990

If you do your job and do it well, you won’t have any problems at all. Knight gets us home when we need to get home and they always keep us in good equipment.

- James Keys, Driver – Kansas City, MO

I enjoy how organized Knight is, how they provide good equipment, and that they acknowledge everything I do. I am always shown respect as a driver and they train their dispatchers well.

- Blake Burdette served in the Air Force, Driver – Lakeland, FL

Knight treats me well and gets me home when I ask. I have a great dispatcher and I love the truck I got.

- Stephen Smeltxer, Reefer Driver - Columbus, OH

This has been my favorite job I’ve ever had. I like how there is no pressure at Knight. We have a choice and they listen and take the time to talk.

- Cesar Martinez, Port & Rail Driver - Los Angeles, CA

If I have a problem on the road I can always call them to get my problem resolved. I don’t have to worry about sitting for days waiting to see if they are going to take care of it.

- Claudio Clark, Independent Contractor for 7.5 years

When I got started, it took about a week, maybe two, because it was my first time I didn’t know much about trucking. I thought it was a nice smooth process. The recruiter told me all of the steps and information I needed to have with me before I came over to Knight and did orientation. When I had everything all set up, they said OK, come in this Monday.

- David Miller, Reefer Driver (Squire)